As I have previously stated on my other blog, Contra O'Reilly, I am an agnostic. Although, me not belonging to any organized religion can also be attributed to the fact that I've never happened upon a church that I care for. Most of the "religions" out there focus on kindness toward your fellow man, forced charity, humility, and bullshit like that. Christianity, the dominant religion in American, has a prophet that said "it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of god".
Frankly I find it amazing that Republicans worship this god. I mean, clearly Jesus, the son of the god of envy, is more fitted to the Progressive ideology. Although today Progressives want to confiscate the wealth of productive Makers to distribute to lazy Takers. Jesus at least suggested that the rich man voluntarily give away his wealth so he could enter "heaven".
Progressives want to take that wealth under threat of force. Still, if the wealthy men do not give away their riches they will be denied entry into "heaven". (The fictional) Jesus said it, but Republicans (who do not think Jesus was fictional, even though he was) ignore it.
This is a major reason why I could never join an organized religion. The demonization of the wealthy producers is totally unacceptable to me. Instead of denying the superior wealthy entry into heaven, God should have told his son Jesus that it would be easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is poor to enter the kingdom of God. That is what should be written in that work of fiction known as the Christian Bible.
Because poor people do not deserve unearned rewards in the afterlife. Proof of this is their not earning any rewards in this life. I'm not saying I believe in an afterlife, which I do not, but if there was one and there were rewards to be enjoyed when a person gets there - poor people have clearly not earned them.
But rich people? They obviously have. For example, an extremely wealthy person named John D. Rockefeller a) Started His Career Working in a Small Wholesale Business Earning Less than $4 a Week, b) Through Hard Work, Vision, Tenacity, and Revolutionary Management, Eventually Presided Over One of the Most Successful Companies in Modern History, and c) Engaged in Some of the Most Staggering Levels of Philanthropy Imaginable.
Yet Progressive probably view him as a horrible person. Perhaps he should have gone into politics and passed a shitload of laws instead. Laws that would have made it even more difficult for an individual to achieve success. At least the Republicans got that right. They want to get rid of these laws that punish success.
A religion that doesn't punish success? Ayn Rand's Objectivism. That is a church that I might join... if Objectivists had churches, that is. Which they do not, given that Objectivists do not believe in the afterlife. But it could be thought of as a religion of the here and now, no?
In regards to the image below... this is the man I might say a prayer to before crawling under the covers at night. Correction - I actually have said a prayer to this god of a man. You know, just in case there is an afterlife. Being an agnostic I'm not sure. Jesus and his dad can stuff it. I am not at all interested in gaining entry into the "envy afterlife". But if John D. Rockefeller has taken his rightful place as a god? Well, sign me up for that afterlife! Because Rockefeller's "heaven" would be a meritocracy, which would shut out the lazy jealous Progressive Takers completely.
But Willis Hart? He would totally get in. Sure, I might not be ushered to the front of the line, but there would definitely be a table reserved for the Hartster, given the fact that I am far superior to the majority of you losers.